Two men who were at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Oct. 8 posed as New York Daily News reporters, New York City blog Gothamist reported.
According to Gothamist, the men were attempting to interview protesters and identified themselves as “with the New York Daily News.”
However, New York Daily News social media production assistant Colin Jones busted the two phony reporters by taking a picture of them, posting it on Twitter and asking them what they were doing, according to Gothamist.
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Jones tweeted “If these two men interviewed you and said they were from the Daily News—they are not. They are lying” with a link to a picture of the two men.
According to Gothamist, Jones was tipped off to their faking an affiliation with the newspaper because of their “really weird, condescending questions.”
For example, Jones told Gothamist they asked “‘Would you vote for a presidential candidate with a facial tattoo?”